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James C. Jackson, M.D.
December 29, 2021
James C. Jackson, M.D.


James Caleb Jackson, M.D., focused on nutrition and created the first breakfast cereal called Granula.

Throughout the first part of his life, he suffered from poor health, and he eventually became a patient under the care of Dr. Gleason, a hydro-hygienist. Together, Jackson and Gleason established a Hygienic Institute known as the Glen Haven Water Cure. In 1858, Jackson opened Our Home Hygienic Institute, becoming the largest Hygienic Institution in the world.

Dr. Jackson’s principles included simple food, clean air & water, sunshine, solid sleep, exercise, and hydropathy treatments as required. He was an influential natural health practitioner of the 19th century and one of the great pioneers leading to the National Hygiene Movement, which became a cornerstone of the National Health Association.

“It is because the world stands so much in need of this knowledge that we are determined to make it available to those who might come within our influence. And though we have had to suffer as almost all persons who undertake new truths, we have been enabled to endure, and that is what always wins victories.

Excerpt From The Greatest Health Discovery
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